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1960 Kennedy-Nixon Debate (Part I) (1960)

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A kinescope of the John F Kennedy and Richard M Nixon presidential debate.


This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

Audio/Visual: sound, B&W
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Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Average Rating: 3.68 out of 5 stars3.68 out of 5 stars3.68 out of 5 stars3.68 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: Darrell Wright - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 3, 2011
Subject: If you do not like free videos then don't download them.
Why some are complaining about this video is beyond my understanding. It appears to work fine for me. Maybe the complainers should go do something else. Like go admire their idiotic TEA PARTY, or drool over the photo of their wanna be girlfriend Sarah Palin.

No offense to the normal person who admires the TEA PARTY or Palin (which is rare) but it is almost like after that bunch entered the picture, the internet became filled with haters. It especially makes no sense to me on this site where you can download movies for free.

The Internet Archive did not have to offer a free service but they did. Be glad that they are here, preserving our history, and teaching us about the past. As the old saying goes "Those who do not know about history is doomed to repeat it." And from some of the idiotic comments I have read recently on this site, there will be many repeating the course.

Reviewer: Super YiaYia - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - July 24, 2011
Subject: Please Please Stop Being so Nasty in your reviews
I enjoy seeing parts of history in a movie or reading it in an e-book, on my schedule. I was born in 1962. Without IA's structure, uploaders, we would not have this site, for our viewing/reading pleasure. IA is great!!

The uploaders/staff/volunteers etc., on IA are AMAZING! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR ALL YOUR TIME & EFFORT. I TRUELY ENJOY and use IA DAILY. The movies today do not resonate with me. Some are OK but?? My husband tells everyone that I am an addicted IA/TCM fanatic wife. :) :)

WITHOUT INTERNET ARCHIVES, I would not have access to classic movies, commercials and e-books from the 17th-19th century. I have discovered authors that I did know about, Wilke Collins, Anthony Trollop & many more.

As this is a free site, WE should be Respectful and Grateful to all involved with IA. All of US are human, there will be mistakes, but consider this, look at how many movies are A-OK. We all know things happen eh hmmmmmmmmmmm:)

If any of US see a problem with sound/picture quality/copywrite issue etc., send an e-mail to IA. Do not get hysterical, or start swearing on the page etc. As they say on Dragnet, "just the facts reviewer, just the facts"

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I had to do this e-mail. I am sick and tired of US out there complaining, thay are so judgemental. Some of US need to take a 'Chill Pill'. For Pete's sake, it is a movie, not the Declaration of Independence.

Just Saying...........

The Kennedy/Nixon debate was great! I wish more
of the Negative reviewers could see this e-mail. Hmmmm, cut and paste, maybe Hmmmmmm. Please forgive any spelling/grammer mistakes. bye for now

Reviewer: splue - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 3, 2011
Subject: 5*****
5*****

Reviewer: Brontefan - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - March 22, 2011
Subject: What happened to Mr. Kennedy?
I was shocked at reading the most recent review! As an educator, I cannot imagine someone who did not know President Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963.
We have come a long way since the 1960s and I do not believe poverty is such an issue. I do agree that we have fewer liberties than we had then, but you can look to the Congressional participants that followed for the answers.

Reviewer: Nikonwilly - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - March 7, 2010
Subject: We accomplished nothing
It would seem , listening to Kennedy, that we have accomplished none of his wishes...or very few!
Poverty is worse than ever ,our schools are cutting their budget and Corporatism has taken over totally. We are less Free now by far than in 1960. What happened Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Nixon ?

Reviewer: WIbartender - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - January 16, 2010
Subject: Do not click the youtube link
Someone posted a youtube link with "better quality" it is a lie. It's some cruddy 1 min cartoon with a clip of audio that he looped over and over. Do not load the youtube link.

Reviewer: NoiseCollector - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 3, 2009
Subject: Great debate
Nixon was coming from the hospital due to illness and did not shave.

Kennedy was tanned and rested and had the benefit of studio makeup.

Those who watched the debate thought Kennedy had one, those that heard it on the radio thought Nixon won.

I heard this on the radio and thought it was interesting.

Reviewer: 1StepBeyond - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 24, 2009
Subject: A chance to see how things were
Kennedy sounds a lot more conservative than I remembered at that time. He and Nixon were worthy opponents but they were definitely facing the future with courage and hope. Appearance wise Kennedy looked more at ease than Nixon but laws are signed behind closed doors by people holding pens in their hands, without cameras recording hairdos and suite colors.

Reviewer: soulkitch - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - February 18, 2009
Subject: Show some respect
I too agree that it is simply ridiculous for people to be complaining about sound quality and whatnot. Give me a break you guys are losers.

Reviewer: FP - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 8, 2008
Subject: Digitally restored debate
There is a version with cleaned-up, enhanced picture and sound available here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TIwaKfzS2c

Reviewer: Scribble - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 11, 2007
Subject: lack of appreciation
I can't believe the attitude expressed by some of the reviewers here...this is a free resource of thousands of films, do you have any idea how much work it takes to maintain it? The archive relies of users to alert them to problems, not to make snide comments and unreasonable demands of a FREE resource...

Regardless of what you think of Nixon and Kennedy, it is a part of history that need to be easily available...should we just burn the films just 'cause we find them distasteful? Perhaps we should delete Hitler from the history books as well...

Reviewer: royyor - 1.00 out of 5 stars - May 21, 2007
Subject: I Can't Even Describe It
[\s sound clip of Kennedy-Nixon is the most ludicrous piece of shit I have ever listened to. Not only is the audio quality TERRIBLE, AND I MEAN TERRIBLE, who gives a shit about these two?? Not me. don't download this shit it is a waste of your time.

-Musa aboutalep

Reviewer: jdreier933 - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - April 16, 2007
Subject: No Sound on Download
I use this for my high school history class, and project it on a big screen, however the larger downloadable MPEG2 does not have any sound attached. This site has a number of excellent primary resources, this being one, however it was a major disappointment that I wasn't able to use it.

Reviewer: tracey pooh - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - October 4, 2005
Subject: Audio is fixed!
OK, I've fixed the audio for this program
(with our new deriver).

--tracey, webmaster

Reviewer: Guillermo A. Martinez (de Argentina) - 1.00 out of 5 stars - June 9, 2005
Subject: Detalles tecnicos y como editarlo correctamente.
Esta pelicula tiene 00:16:11 mins. del cual el sonido tiene una duracion de 8:31 seg. (Por eso tiene un sonido acelerado). Por eso para prevenir ese problema y hacer que el sonido es correcto, uds pueden seguir estos pasos:

Necesitan estos programas.
1: TMPGEnc: (Para editar la pelicula en Mpg, VCD)
2: Goldwave: (Editor de audio)

Primero debemos pasar la pelicula sin editar, solo descomprimimos el audio, cancelamos la edicion y vamos a File/Output to File/Wave File.
(Aca pasamos el sonido en Wave), ahora vamos al Goldwave y vemos que el sonido tiene una duracion aprox de 8 minutos, del cual dura 16 minutos (duracion video) el resto es sin sonido.

Borramos el fragmento sin sonido y tenemos la parte con sonido pero con el sonido rapido, ahora vamos a la seccion "Playback Rate" y ponemos aprox. 20400 (casi similar a esto, ahora no recuerdo cual es el correcto. Debe durar 16:11:804) en esta opcion el Goldwave va a poner casi (en milisegundos) 16:11:800. una vez que pongamos "lento" el sonido debemos ver si dura la misma velocidad del video, si es asi debemos grabar el audio (resample) en el formato correcto que el TMPEGEnc lea. Una vez que sea compatible vamos al programa mencionado y editamos el video y ponemos el sonido que editamos, y configuramos el video a gusto.

Una nota adicional: Al relentizar el audio posiblemente pierda un poco la calidad, esto es porque es "Rapido" a "Lento".

Espero que estas instrucciones puedan servir de algo.

Reviewer: ixnayontheottenray - 1.00 out of 5 stars - August 8, 2004
Subject: Audio at wrong speed
What's going on here. With this stream the audio is too fast. I tried to stream some of the Panucci montages earlier on and the audio was running too slowly. Does anyone maintain this site??

Reviewer: Scantron - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - April 26, 2004
Subject: bad audio
mpeg-4 audio is messed up. Sounds like chipmunks.

Part II is okay.

Reviewer: Dennis57 - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - January 13, 2004
Subject: Kennedy-Nixon Debate Part I
Downloaded the MPEG2...Video is great but audio is missing from Part I.

Reviewer: Melkor - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 28, 2003
Subject: Next
Part II